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04.23.12 Marina Galperina

Some new threads and bangles from Lisa Perry’s latest artist-inspire line. Monkeys! Chrome bunnies! Ruffles and cherries on top! The collection retails at “$295 – $995 for accessories and $150 – $4,500 for a T-shirt, a white leather jacket and dresses, respectively.” Aside from the art being yawn, it’s the kind of hyper-cute baby kitsch that […]

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03.27.12 Marina Galperina

What’s 70-feet long, weighs tons, looks like a 1943 Baldwin 2900 steam locomotive and hangs over the High Line? A Jeff Koons proposed public sculpture and it’s looking for a sponsor. Friends of the High Line are already in love with it and think that a giant steel train monster dangling in the wind from a crane above […]

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11.16.11 Marina Galperina

Allegedly, after Jeff Koons’ ex-wife Ilona Staller (a.k.a. porn princes/hardcore art collaborator/siren/topless politician la Ciccolina) kidnapped their son, he founded the Koons Family Institute on International Law and Policy. Now buy this 2011 Edition of Kiehl’s moisturizer for charity featuring Koons’ “balloon flowers” aka “a symbol for perfect love.” Since it’s for a kids’ charity, […]

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03.25.11 Marina Galperina

Multi-media artist Hunter Jonakin new piece Jeff Koons Must Die!!! is a brilliant first-person shooter in a vintage arcade game terminal. For quarter, you can rampage through a Jeff Koons retrospective and blow up his art with a rocket-launcher. […]

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02.07.11 Marina Galperina

Jeff Koons has officially given up trying to sue San Francisco’s Park Life gallery and Toronto’s balloon-dogged bookend makers imm Living for copyright infringement. Spoilsport! The pro bono lawyer who tore Koons a new one had lots of “expert witnesses,” honk honk. So, no courtroom circus for us and it’s all legit, as long as […]

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02.02.11 Marina Galperina

Since Jeff Koons went all cease and desist on a shop for selling balloon-shaped bookends, he got zinged pretty bad. Now, one of the pissed clowns – perhaps, the real victims in this plagiarism/appropriation fracas – points out that in 1966, balloon master Jimmy Davis copyrighted his book One Balloon Zoo with the exact balloon […]

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01.21.11 Marina Galperina

Since Jeff Koons sent a cease and desist letter to SF’s Park Life gallery for selling bookends shaped like the balloon dogs which he obviously invented, the gallery lawyered up and swung back with legal zingers galore in a federal complaint starting with “As virtually any clown can attest, no one owns the idea of […]

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01.06.11 Marina Galperina

In an act of megalomaniac delusion, Jeff Koons sent cease and desist letters to San Francisco’s Park Life store/gallery for selling balloon animal-shaped bookends, because he forever called dibs on balloon animals by making them giant and shiny. Koons wanted all the bookends, sales records and maker’s info, but Park Life said PFFFT. Meanwhile, clowns […]

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11.11.10 Marina Galperina

Jeff Koons’s metallic hemorrhoid and Andy Warhol’s soup porn sold big at Christie’s auctions Pop Art garage sale this week, which raked in loot totaling $273 million. The biggest banked item? A ’64 Roy Lichtenstein Ohhh … Alright … that sold for $42.6 million. As in, ohhh, alright, I give up. Gerhard Richter’s candle pair painting […]

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07.28.10 Marina Galperina

SoHo’s Clic Gallery brings the skate bling for its ‘SURF/SKATE’ photo exhibit: Takashi Murakami psycho-toons, Damien Hirst paint vomit and Jeff Koons monkey motif make for some swanky decks. Opens today! Preview the work in the group show of punk, skate and surf culture-glorifying photography below. […]

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